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Florida deer hunters will see benefit as zones, dates change

September 23, 2010 

By next year, hunting season dates will be more closely aligned with the rut - the period when deer are breeding.  

Oct. 6 hearing set for Bull Creek area management plan

September 22, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and St. Johns River Water Management District will conduct a public hearing next month to announce the proposed management plan for the Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Osceola County.  

Still time to sign up for Tallahassee outdoors-woman workshop

September 21, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has openings available for its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop near Tallahassee for women who want to spend a weekend learning a variety of outdoor activities. 

Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day offers options to pet owners

September 21, 2010 

If you have an exotic pet you can't care for anymore, please don't open the door and set it free. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers a better solution for you.  

FWC removes burrowing owl from cruise ship golf course

September 20, 2010 

A Florida burrowing owl, listed as a species of special concern, was just hours away from becoming a cruise ship stowaway on Saturday.  

FWC sets Sept. 1-3 meeting in Pensacola Beach

September 18, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Sept. 1-3 in Pensacola Beach. The sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time all three days and are open to the public.  

35 poached alligators found on truck; 2 men arrested

September 17, 2010 

An early morning traffic stop Thursday by Glades County Sheriff's Office deputies led to the arrest of two men on charges of alligator poaching. 

Difference in opening dates for private, public hunt lands is temporary

September 17, 2010 

Archery season opens Sept. 18 on private lands in the North Central Region and runs through Oct. 17. But for some of the region's wildlife management areas (WMAs), archery season doesn't begin until Sept. 25.  

Florida's black bears in the spotlight

September 17, 2010 

The plan proposes a framework to manage bears at the local level, including conserving appropriate amounts of bear habitat, stabilizing the level of complaints about bears, and making sure there's a way to fund the plan's implementation.  

Deer hunters need new permit

September 16, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds hunters about the new deer permit required for sportsmen who hunt deer in Florida. 

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